Selected News


Below are news items included in the EthicalQuote database and selected by Covalence for their relevance.

Widespread safety issues identified at Bangladesh clothing factories

14 10 2014

Inspectors hired by a group of Western clothing brands have found safety problems at all the Bangladesh factories they visited as part of an initiative launched after a building collapse last year killed more than 1,100 workers. The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is seeking remedial action after identifying more than 80,000 […]

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Businesses and Investors Pressing for Green Policy

22 09 2014

Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long advocated by policymakers, economists and environmental activists, is that the world can’t hope […]

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Report on the World’s First Certified-Responsible Oil Development Site

12 09 2014

Earlier this week, Equitable Origin issued the world’s first certification for socially and environmentally responsible practices by an oil production operation. The certified site, located in Colombia and operated by Pacific Rubiales Energy, achieved certification by demonstrating adherence to the EO100TM Standard for best industry practices across several categories, like Fair Labor and Working Conditions […]

Report on the World's First Certified-Responsible Oil Development Site
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How Gap’s Minimum Wage Pledge Is Already Paying Off

20 02 2014

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy shook up the retail world this week by announcing that the retailer would voluntarily raise its corporate-wide minimum wage to $9 this year and to $10 in 2015. Explaining the decision to employees and the public on Wednesday, Murphy said such a “strategic investment” would better the lives of Gap […]

How Gap's Minimum Wage Pledge Is Already Paying Off
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L’Oréal Says It Will Phase Out The Use Of Plastic Microbeads In Its Beauty Products

13 02 2014

Earlier this week New York State Attorney General Eric. T Schneiderman and other lawmakers proposed a ban on plastic microbeads in personal hygiene products, saying the beads can end up polluting our waterways, and urged companies to join the fight. L’Oréal says it’s been keeping an eye on the research as well, and will now […]

L’Oréal Says It Will Phase Out The Use Of Plastic Microbeads In Its Beauty Products
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Exclusive: Inside McDonald’s quest for sustainable beef

7 01 2014

Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide. Behind McDonald’s lofty ambitions is a complex story that has been unfolding over the past several years. It involves engaging the global beef industry, from ranchers […]

Exclusive: Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef
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Google, Microsoft top list of 2013’s most buzzed-about companies: GreenBiz article based on exclusive data provided by Covalence

23 12 2013

In a particularly newsworthy year for sustainability, Google, Microsoft, Tokyo Electric Power, Wal-Mart and BP led the pack in coverage related to green business issues. Such was the finding of Covalence EthicalQuote, a reputation index tracking 2,800 of the world’s largest companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, as well as on CSR, ethics […]

Google, Microsoft top list of 2013's most buzzed-about companies - GreenBiz article based on exclusive data provided by Covalence
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Nestlé first major multi-national to launch human rights white paper

9 12 2013

Nestlé has become the first major multi-national company to report publicly on its human rights impacts across seven countries, and what it is doing to address them. Ahead of international Human Rights Day tomorrow, the company has published a white paper (pdf, 910Kb) using information from human rights impact assessments performed in collaboration with the […]

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Nouvelle surperformance sur 3 mois

21 10 2013

Parmi les entreprises ayant vu leur score ESG (Environnement, Social, Gouvernance) progresser en septembre figurent: Barry Callebaut (construction d’une école primaire et d’un centre de formation pour les cultivateurs de cacao en Côte d’Ivoire); Nestlé (maintient sa première position dans le classement de durabilité alimentaire Behind the Brand de l’ONG OXFAM); Clariant (inclusion dans le […]

Nouvelle surperformance sur 3 mois
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L’Oréal announces its new sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All”

10 10 2013

Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, announced today the new commitment L’Oréal has made to transform by 2020 the sustainability footprint of the company while achieving its business ambition. Achieving growth sustainably. L’Oréal’s ambition is to win 1 billion new consumers by means of its universalization strategy which aims to answer all the diverse […]

L’Oréal announces its new sustainability commitment for 2020
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